I Want to Change My Life

I Want to Change My Life Author Steven M. Melemis
ISBN-10 1897572239
Year 2010
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

A leading expert in addiction and mood disorders shares a five-point plan for overcoming anxiety, depression, and addiction. He describes the symptoms, causes, treatment, and relapse prevention strategies, and includes numerous exercises and a one-month step-by-step program.

I Want to Change My Life

I Want to Change My Life Author Steven Michael Melemis
ISBN-10 OCLC:919222182
Year 2014
Pages 278
Language en
Publisher
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Discover a five-point plan for overcoming anxiety, depression, and addiction. Learn the symptoms, causes, treatment, and relapse prevention strategies. Learn new coping skills including a new approach to stress management and cognitive therapy and how they can help you. The book includes numerous exercises and a one-month step-by-step program to get you started. Dr. Melemis is a leading expert in addiction and mood disorders who has helped thousands of people improve their lives. For more information refer to IWantToChangeMyLife.org.

I Want to Change My Life

I Want to Change My Life Author Steven Michael Melemis
ISBN-10 OCLC:919222182
Year 2014
Pages 278
Language en
Publisher
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Discover a five-point plan for overcoming anxiety, depression, and addiction. Learn the symptoms, causes, treatment, and relapse prevention strategies. Learn new coping skills including a new approach to stress management and cognitive therapy and how they can help you. The book includes numerous exercises and a one-month step-by-step program to get you started. Dr. Melemis is a leading expert in addiction and mood disorders who has helped thousands of people improve their lives. For more information refer to IWantToChangeMyLife.org.

Rewired

Rewired Author Erica Spiegelman
ISBN-10 9781578265664
Year 2015-04-28
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Hatherleigh Press
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

A REVOLUTIONARY NEW APPROACH TO ADDICTION RECOVERY FROM AN ADDICTION EXPERT Rewired is a new, breakthrough approach to fighting addiction and self-damaging behavior by acknowledging our personal power to bring ourselves back from the brink. Centered on the concept of self-actualization, Rewired will guide you towards not only physical sobriety, but a mental, emotional, and spiritual sobriety by learning to identify key principles within yourself, including authenticity, honesty, gratitude, and understanding a need for solitude. Rewired addresses the whole self; just as addiction affects every part of one’s life, so too must its treatment. By helping us to build a healthy space to support our own recovery, we can rewrite the negative behaviors that result in addiction. Usable in conjunction with or in place of 12-step programs, Rewired allows for a more holistic approach, helping to create a personalized treatment plan that is right for you. Each section in Rewired includes: - Personal anecdotes from the author’s own struggles with alcoholism and addiction - Inspiring true success stories of patients overcoming their addictions - Questions to engage you into finding what is missing from your recovery - Positive affirmations and intentions to guide and motivate With all the variables, both physical and emotional, that play into overcoming addiction, Rewired enables us to stay strong and positive as we progress on the path to recovery. Rewired teaches patience and compassion, the two cornerstones of a new, humanist approach to curing addiction. Remember, addicts are not broken people that need to be fixed—they just have a few crossed wires.

The Recovery Book

The Recovery Book Author Al J. Mooney
ISBN-10 9780761183150
Year 2014-09-09
Pages 624
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Announcing a completely revised and updated second edition of The Recovery Book, the bible of addiction recovery. Written for the 23 million Americans struggling with alcohol and drugs, it is “a clear, accurate, and comprehensive resource—for patients, their families, and helping professionals” (Anthony B. Radcliffe, M.D., former president, American Society of Addiction Medicine). Dr. Al Mooney, who lectures internationally on recovery, writing with medical and health journalists Howard Eisenberg and Catherine Dold, covers all the latest in addiction science and recovery techniques. Extensive research in neuroplasticity, for example, sheds new light on how alcohol and drugs actually alter pathways in the brain—but also how this same process, when trained in recovery, can remold the brain, making sobriety a routine way of life. A new understanding of gender and addiction leads to revised insights, techniques, and new hope for treating women in recovery. The book also covers the latest problems and treatments for prescription drugs (now more pernicious than illegal drugs); up-to-date models for intervention; and more. But what really sets the book apart is its question-and-answer format—“My wife wants me to go to AA, and I think that’s ridiculous. How can I settle this argument?” “I take a few oxycodone pills each week. They’re prescription, so they must be safe, right?” “I’ve been in this treatment center for nearly a week. I feel great. I’m cured. Why can’t I leave now?” That simple, direct approach makes the daunting journey to sobriety doable.

How to Quit Drugs for Good

How to Quit Drugs for Good Author Jerry Dorsman
ISBN-10 9780307556844
Year 2009-02-04
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Harmony
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Free Yourself from Addiction Quitting drugs may be the best thing you can do for yourself and your loved ones. But it can also be the toughest challenge of your life. This book can help. Jerry Dorsman, author of the acclaimed How to Quit Drinking Without AA and a respected therapist who specializes in addiction recovery, has helped thousands of people quit drugs and get on with their lives. In How to Quit Drugs for Good, Dorsman helps you find the best approach to beating any drug habit—from barbiturates and prescription drugs to marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. Through a series of self-discovery exercises, worksheets, and checklists, you will learn how to: ·Determine if you have a drug problem ·Examine your individual reasons for using drugs ·Decide when and how you want to quit ·Develop your own treatment plan ·Choose the techniques that will work for you ·Create your own success ·And much, much more! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Believable Hope

Believable Hope Author Michael Cartwright
ISBN-10 9780757317309
Year 2012-09-04
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Health Communications, Inc.
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

A premiere addiction industry trailblazer and the "father of dual diagnosis" shares the life-changing approach to end any addiction, which has helped tens of thousands of people nationwide.

Unbroken Brain

Unbroken Brain Author Maia Szalavitz
ISBN-10 9781466859562
Year 2016-04-05
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Press
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER More people than ever before see themselves as addicted to, or recovering from, addiction, whether it be alcohol or drugs, prescription meds, sex, gambling, porn, or the internet. But despite the unprecedented attention, our understanding of addiction is trapped in unfounded 20th century ideas, addiction as a crime or as brain disease, and in equally outdated treatment. Challenging both the idea of the addict's "broken brain" and the notion of a simple "addictive personality," The New York Times Bestseller, Unbroken Brain, offers a radical and groundbreaking new perspective, arguing that addictions are learning disorders and shows how seeing the condition this way can untangle our current debates over treatment, prevention and policy. Like autistic traits, addictive behaviors fall on a spectrum -- and they can be a normal response to an extreme situation. By illustrating what addiction is, and is not, the book illustrates how timing, history, family, peers, culture and chemicals come together to create both illness and recovery- and why there is no "addictive personality" or single treatment that works for all. Combining Maia Szalavitz's personal story with a distillation of more than 25 years of science and research,Unbroken Brain provides a paradigm-shifting approach to thinking about addiction. Her writings on radical addiction therapies have been featured in The Washington Post, Vice Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, in addition to multiple other publications. She has been interviewed about her book on many radio shows including Fresh Air with Terry Gross and The Brian Lehrer show.

Recovery from Addiction

Recovery from Addiction Author William Cloud
ISBN-10 9780814772768
Year 2001-04-01
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher NYU Press
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Millions of people enter or seriously consider entering alcohol or drug treatment each year. In their understandable state of urgency, most first-time treatment seekers and their loved ones may rush to the first treatment option they encounter. They are unlikely to be aware of why one form of intervention would be a good choice for their particular problem or why some approaches may, under some conditions, actually be harmful. Lacking reliable information, they are unable to make informed choices. Recovery from Addiction offers a concise, reader-friendly guide for substance dependent persons, their families, and friends to help make sense of the full range of available treatment options. Cloud and Granfield introduce readers to their options, from inpatient and outpatient programs and today's major pharmacological approaches to alternative therapies including strategies for using the Internet to access support meetings and approaches which do not call for life-long abstinence from the substances now causing the problem. They outline the underlying principles of each program, its pros and cons, and what a participant can expect when entering that type of treatment, guiding readers in choosing the approach likely to be best for them or their loved one. They also provide specific strategies for addicted individuals who wish to consider recovery on their own, without groups or treatment. A vital resource for addicts wishing to recover and their loved ones, Recovery from Addiction is also a valuable tool for health care professionals, from social workers to school counselors, responsible for referring clients to drug and alcohol recovery programs.

Addiction Unplugged How to Be Free

Addiction Unplugged  How to Be Free Author John Flaherty
ISBN-10 9781452589381
Year 2014-02
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Balboa Press
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Offers guidance on not only recovering from addictions, but transcending them, including how to avoid victim mentality, how to make full use of your personal power, and more.

The Life Recovery Bible NLT

The Life Recovery Bible NLT Author Stephen Arterburn
ISBN-10 9781496425782
Year 2017-09-05
Pages 1792
Language en
Publisher NavPress
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

The Life Recovery Bible 25th Anniversary Edition points to God himself as the primary source of recovery. Millions of people have been helped by this Bible. New articles provide a fresh perspective on recovery. Help for leaders is provided in a general facilitator’s guide and a step-by-step meeting guide. These offer help to anyone starting or running recovery groups at church or in the community. Features:New inspirational PrefaceArticle: A Word about AddictionsArticle: An Early History of Life RecoveryArticle: Thriving in a Secular Recovery GroupArticle: Life-Giving Recovery Groups in the ChurchLife Recovery Facilitator’s GuideStep-by-Step Life Recovery Meeting GuideThe 12 Christian Foundations of Life RecoveryThe 12 Self-Evident Truths of Life RecoveryResources page, directing readers to helpful books and online resources

Painkillers Heroin and the Road to Sanity

Painkillers  Heroin  and the Road to Sanity Author Joani Gammill
ISBN-10 9781616495282
Year 2014-06-10
Pages 180
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Recovery from prescription painkiller or heroin addiction can feel impossible, with low numbers of people sustaining recovery. But there is hope. With guidance from those in long-term recovery, along with new approaches to treatment, a healthy, drug-free life is possible. Recovery from prescription painkiller or heroin addiction can feel impossible, especially considering that those who have gone through typical twenty-eight-day treatment programs often experience relapses and sometimes even fatal overdoses. But there is hope.In Painkillers, Heroin, and the Road to Sanity, recovering addict and prominent interventionist Joani Gammill offers a radically effective approach for those struggling with opiate addiction, sharing sometimes controversial tips that have worked for others who are in long-term recovery. Gammill examines the science behind the low numbers of people sustaining recovery from the disease of opiate addiction. Tapping the pioneering work of treatment professionals whose new approaches are changing the way we think about opiate addiction, she offers practical steps for creating a realistic and effective recovery plan.Gammill affirms that recovery from opiate addiction is a process, not an event. This honest and trustworthy guide reveals that, although it may not happen in one detox or treatment experience, a healthy, drug-free life is possible.

12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery

12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery Author Allen Berger
ISBN-10 1592857884
Year 2009-06-03
Pages 136
Language en
Publisher Hazelden Publishing
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

With 12 Stupid Things that Mess Up Recovery, Dr. Allen Berger provides the means for targeting behaviors and attitudes that sabotage sobriety. It sounds so simple: Just stop drinking (or drugging, or binging, or gambling), and everything will be fine. The truth is, getting in touch with the destructive beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that sabotage recovery requires focus and willingness. In 12 Stupid Things that Mess Up Recovery, Dr. Berger will help you examine four culprits that underlie relapse: the nature of addiction, ignorance about one's vulnerabilities, unreasonable expectations, and self-hate. Any or all of these factors can sabotage recovery, but through basic self-awareness you can move forward in building a life of contentment and fulfillment.

The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction

The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction Author Rebecca E. Williams
ISBN-10 9781608823420
Year 2012-08-01
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Most addictive behavior is rooted in some type of loss, be it the death of a loved one, coming to terms with limitations set by chronic health problems, or the end of a relationship. By turning to drugs and alcohol, people who have suffered a loss can numb their grief. In the process, they postpone their healing and can drive themselves further into addiction. The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction offers readers an effective program for working through their addiction and grief with cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Created by a psychologist who works for the Department of Veterans Affairs and a marriage and family therapist who works for Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, this mindfulness training workbook is effective for treating the emotion dysregulation, stress, depression, and grief that lie at the heart of addiction. No matter the loss, the mindfulness skills in this workbook help readers process their grief, determine the function their addiction is serving, and replace the addiction with healthy coping behaviors.